Embrace the elderflower season with bottlegreen
With delicate blooms adorning the hedgerows and warm sunny days on the horizon, join bottlegreen in welcoming the elderflower season in style! Alongside cucumber sandwiches and strawberries and cream, the elegant elderflower is the quintessential taste of British summertime and the perfect patriotic drink to help you celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Refreshingly thirst-quenching, bottlegreen’s range of traditional elderflower drinks capture the essence of picnics in the park and long lazy lunches on a warm summer’s day. Blending hand-picked elderflowers with fresh Cotswold water, the range is clean, crisp and delightfully refreshing.
Indulge in bottlegreen’s elderflower cordial, the countryside’s heavenly nectar and a classic favourite for all occasions. Simply dilute with ice-cold still or sparkling water for a delicious treat, or try adding to champagne and cocktails for the perfect twist.
As night-time falls, add a touch of sophistication to your evening with the delicate and floral flavour of bottlegreen’s elderflower sparkling pressé – perfectly balanced for the adult palate. Presented in a stylish bottle the pressé is guaranteed to add elegance to the chicest dinner party. So whether holding a village fete or street party, raise a glass of bubbles with friends and add some fizz to your Jubilee celebrations!
All bottlegreen’s cordials, sparkling pressés and Still drinks are lovingly blended using traditional wine making expertise, creating clean and crisp flavours which retain the natural essences of only the finest selected ingredients, producing a delicious range of drinks full of goodness.
Bottlegreen Elderflower Harvest Facts
- In 1989, bottlegreen founders Kit and Shireen Morris planted 12,500 elderflower trees within the original 40 acres of farmland. The plants took four years to grow and have been harvested by bottlegreen for the past 12 years.
- The elderflower harvest takes place once a year towards the end of May / beginning of June for six weeks.
- bottlegreen has been harvesting elderflowers locally for over 20 years, often employing local villagers to help handpick the elderflowers.
- Only flowers that are completely open are collected, these are then kept in the shade and kept as cool as possible so they do not wilt. The flowers are soaked in syrup for 48 hours before the mix is micro-filtered and stored in a special container.
- Elderflowers are extremely hardy plants but are still affected by adverse weather conditions like any crop.